PreferDine: Brunch and Lunch FIG

Summer might be over now that Labor Day has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a sun-soaked brunch on the Westside near the beach. That's why we've partnered up again with Fig at the Fairmont to offer this deal for $40 worth of food and drink (blood orange mimosas, anyone?) for just $20, and it's good for breakfast, lunch, and that favorite meal of movers and shakers everywhere, brunch.

To snag the special, click on the link I've included here, and you can read all about the restaurant and what they're serving up these days at the site, or in the text I've included below.


FIG at the Fairmont
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-3111

Every upscale restaurant in Los Angeles these days seems to be about farmer’s market cuisine, but only one takes it to the next level with an official “Forager” on staff who travels California searching for farmer’s market fare to supply the menu: FIG at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. The Forager (or helper elf, as we like to think of him) ensures that Chef Ray Garcia gets only the freshest produce and proteins not only for his dinner menu, but also on the brunch and lunch versions included in this special deal we scored. That means all the dishes are fresh as can be—not only in terms of ingredients, but also creativity. At brunch, waffles come with trockenbeerenauslese sweet wine syrup and bacon ice cream. The corned beef hash has poached eggs and crispy potato strings. Even the mimosa has blood orange and beet juice. Sure you could go for one of the salads on the lunch menu, like the Chopped with chicken, avocado, bacon, corn, cranberries, hazelnuts and lemon-oregano dressing; but we dare you not to order the FIG Dog with an all-beef wiener, cheesy ComtĂ© fondue, bacon-habanero marmalade and Fritos once it catches your eye. If you’re solitary, there’s always the communal table, where you can be sure of making new friends by the time dessert comes around, especially if the next round of Bloody Maria’s with tomatillo, tequila and a bacon rim, are on you…


  • FIG actually gets its name not from the fruit, but from the enormous century-old Moreton Bay fig tree in the hotel's driveway, which is a Santa Monica landmark.

  • The restaurant’s extensive sustainability efforts include filtering water in-house, composting, making hand soap out of the used fryer oil, and having a bicycle valet.

  • At the bottom of FIG’s menu, you can read a quick report card about what’s in season at the farmer’s market now, and what is coming up. That way you can anticipate what there might be to eat the next time you dine here.